|1.||an inland port in N central California, capital of the state at the confluence of the American and Sacramento Rivers: became a boom town in the gold rush of the 1850s. Pop: 445 335 (2003 est)|
|2.||a river in N California, flowing generally south to San Francisco Bay. Length: 615 km (382 miles)|
The capital of California, located in the northern part of the state.